I updated to ubuntu version 14.04 first it was showing blank screen but after running some codes now it opens but does not show any files in home folder it does not even fetch terminal

  • Please be more specific. What exactly are "some codes"? Are you at the desktop GUI? Are files missing now that used to be present in your old version of Ubuntu? What does "fetch terminal" mean? – TheSchwa Aug 28 '14 at 8:15
  • i used apt-get update – user3798037 Aug 28 '14 at 8:46
  • yes the files used to be present in the older version now the screen shows a red circle on top .has error msg "ror in function update" – user3798037 Aug 28 '14 at 8:47
  • @ph0t0nix yeah, but that is just as bad as this one, and can't be closed as a dupe. – Tim Aug 28 '14 at 9:50
  • @Tim, indeed it's not a pure duplicate, but given that it's the same user asking the question the two problems are (very likely) related and solving one will (probably) solve the other. – ph0t0nix Aug 28 '14 at 10:25

Okay, this is a list that may fix it:

Fisrt try

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

then if that doesn't work

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get install -f

If it is still broken

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

We really need more details you help you solve this.

  • E:didnt workthe last code says unable to locate package ubuntu – user3798037 Aug 29 '14 at 11:42
  • unable to locate package desktop – user3798037 Aug 29 '14 at 11:42
  • there is a dash between them. ubuntu-desktop. – Tim Aug 29 '14 at 11:42
  • (y) i had missed the dash :p – user3798037 Aug 29 '14 at 11:59
  • it did not help :( – user3798037 Aug 29 '14 at 12:04

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